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All posts tagged "maintenance matters"

  • particulate
    Be Particular About Particulate Matter

    by: Homer Hogg, Manager for Technical Development for TA-Petro In 2007, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) introduced a set of emissions standards to be applied to on-highway diesel engines. These standards require almost zero Particulate Matter to be...

    • Posted July 1, 2016
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  • Air-in-the-Fuel-System
    Bubble, bubble means toil and trouble!

    If your engine feels sluggish or you’re seeing reduced miles per gallon, the problem could be in your fuel. Mileage and performance suffer when fuel does not meet the engine manufacturer’s minimum specifications for quality. Diesel engines...

    • Posted September 1, 2015
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  • Homer-KeepYourCool
    Don’t live with A/C that doesn’t keep the cab cool

    When summer temperatures start climbing, a long drive in an enclosed space would be unbearable if not for the modern convenience of air conditioning. The sun may blaze down heat, but with just a flick of the...

    • Posted July 1, 2015
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  • abs-alert
    A few minutes of investigating can lead you to the cause of an ABS alert

    Any warning light warrants attention, but the ABS light on the dash of your truck or the side indicator light on your trailer should never be shrugged off. It indicates a malfunction with your ABS system, which...

    • Posted May 4, 2015
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  • Homer-KeepYourCool
    The mechanics behind slowing down and stopping are not so simple anymore

    Take a short walk around a truck and you will notice the evolution of the brake system. This has become a very sophisticated bit of engineering, often due to the need to meet six requirements of the...

    • Posted March 2, 2015
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  • HC11851
    The power of preventative maintenance done right on schedule

    Arguably, the single most important thing you can do to control your maintenance cost is a quality preventative maintenance visit — on time every time. The power of discovering potential failures before they actually occur is undeniable....

    • Posted January 2, 2015
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  • Smart-start
    Get wise to battery needs in winter

    Oh, how frustrating it is to jump into a truck to begin your workday only to find that the starter will not crank the engine over. This scenario will be played out almost every cold day of...

    • Posted November 1, 2014
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  • Oil-Essentials
    Getting to know engine oils on a molecular level

    There is little debate that oil is the life of an engine. Certainly, reducing friction is the key purpose for engine oil, but these days it also plays a part in fuel efficiency, emissions control, metals protection,...

    • Posted August 27, 2014
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  • HVAC-Costs
    Take steps be sure HVAC costs don’t get out of hand

    Trucks manufactured in the ’80s and ’90s had a very simple A/C system, typically consisting of a single wire from the A/C control switch in the dash to a thermostat, then on through a pressure switch and...

    • Posted July 2, 2014
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  • Mntcematters-Solo-Clutch
    Take care of your clutch system and it will take care of you

    A vehicle’s clutch connects and disconnects the engine and transmission and dampens unwanted vibrations in a vehicle’s driveline system. If something goes off-kilter, expensive components, such as transmissions, may be affected, and today’s high torque engines put...

    • Posted January 16, 2014
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